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Old 10-07-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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hey!!

my cat often gets fleas and gives them to my hamster, and i keep the door shut and do as much as i can but things happen and he sometimes gets into my room and gives my hamster fleas, this has happened 2 or 3 times now. i regularly check my hamster so i can get rid of them fast, and today i saw some as well as hair loss, this has never happened before and iím wondering why?

heís 2 next month, but heís lost quite a bit of hair so i donít think itís just old age, the top of his head is really balding, as well as a lot of pink skin on his back. i was wondering if it was because of the fleas or an underlying illness?? and what
should i do about it, this has never happened before

thanks for the help!!
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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update: i just checked on him and heís so so so so slow, so iím preparing for the worst this isnít a heís just woken up kind of slow, and heís been out for a good 10-15 minutes and he normally wouldíve woken up. iím trying to keep him comfortable just in case.

heís still walking around his cage at the moment but very slow, and heís been on his wheel the last few nights so iím not sure whatís changed so quickly. thanks for the help with him though
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:36 AM   #3
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good news! heís alive this morning so iím not sure if itís as bad as i thought? i can see heís been at the other end of the detolf so that must be a good sign. weíll just see how it goes i guess, heís my first hamster since i was young so i donít remember what older hamsters are like
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:44 AM   #4
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i was able to get this picture as he was drinking, i was wondering if it was normal that the skin looked so pink? on the top of his head and on his back it isnít so red, so iím not sure whatís normal. help would be great!
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:55 PM   #5
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Poor thing, it looks like it hurts. Are you going to take him to the vet ?
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:10 AM   #6
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I think you need to take your hamster to the vet asap and also get your cat's flea problem sorted.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #7
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That looks inflamed, like Ria said i think you need to go to the vets.
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